How to bridge the mental-health gap at work

…“I think something that happens is that we start to evaluate and start to judge human beings [at work]. That’s where I get concerned. I think employers are wise to focus on the behaviours and stay away from the diagnosis business,” said Bill Howatt, chief research and development officer of work-force productivity at Morneau Shepell. There is, however, the concept of a company having the duty to inquire. This means sitting down with an employee if his or her work is suffering and asking about ways to help.

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